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Mission, Texas

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Los Ebanos Ferry

Only existing hand-operated ferry of its kind. Carries three cars and limited number of passengers at a time, and you can help pull. In 1975 ferry was recognized with state historical marker. Crosses Rio Grande from area of ebony trees (los ebanos). Fourteen miles west on U.S. 83; 3

Mission, TX Boating

Tom Landry Mural

Created to honor Mission native and legendary coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Landry, born and raised in Mission, led the Cowboys from rag-tag team in inaugural 1960 season to two Super Bowl titles and "America's Team" status. Mural depicts and spans his life, career and legend. Landry'

Mission, TX Murals

Shary-Shivers Estate

Was home of John H. Shary, known as father of Texas citrus industry, first to grow fruit commercially. Later the home became the valley residence for Governor and Mrs. Allan Shivers. Across from house is Shary Memorial Chapel and park, maintained as memorial to Shary;

Mission, TX Historic Homes

World Birding Center Headquarters

Located within Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, site meant to educate the public about the unique wildlife within the region and promote environmental conservation. It'

Mission, TX Wildlife Areas

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park

600-acre area set aside to preserve native flora and fauna of lower Rio Grande Valley. On banks of Rio Grande, park offers picnicking, rest rooms, bird-watching and nature study. New nature trails, boardwalks and a Hawk Preservation Tower. Located off U.S. 83, exit F.M. 2062

Mission, TX State Parks

Things to do near Mission, TX

Hidalgo Pumphouse Heritage & Discovery Center

Restored historic structure offers a hands-on experience and includes exhibits on the effects of irrigation on the Lower Rio ...

Sunderland's Cactus Garden

Five acres of native and exotic cacti and succulents; among thousands of plants is the largest nursery-grown cactus in Texas,...

Shary Municipal Golf Course -Nine Hole

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Republic of the Rio Grande Building/Museum

Learn about the time when Laredo was its own country. Seven flags have flown over quaint, one-story building. Whitewashed pla...